Back when we were a small nerdette, GPS took the form of a game where you would say “Hot” or “Cold” to indicate a searcher’s proximity to a target object. This is close to the idea behind the Kompis, which lets you program target locations, either by downloading coordinates from the Internet or by pressing a “remember” button when you’re actually at the location. Then the Kompis uses a blue light to indicate the direction of the location, and turns the light red as you get closer. This simple, wordless strategy could make it a good cuing tool for navigation by people with cognitive disabilities.

Yanko Design: Compass, Show Me The Light

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